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Winterton flies the Blooming flag!

PUBLISHED: 18:43 16 September 2009 | UPDATED: 15:02 03 July 2010

FOUR blooming good awards headed the borough's way this week - with Winterton flying the flag!

Winterton was celebrating after it won the large village (1001- 2,500 residents) award in the Anglia in Bloom competition.

FOUR blooming good awards headed the borough's way this week - with Winterton flying the flag!

Winterton was celebrating after it won the large village (1001- 2,500 residents) award in the Anglia in Bloom competition.

About 50 villagers spent the last year working on the village green, setting up a school allotment and creating a new flowerbed by the village hall.

And Pam Allen, chairman of the village in bloom group, said: “We are absolutely thrilled. Winterton in Bloom keeps up the village's good community spirit and certainly brings people together.”

Organisers from Norwich in Bloom were celebrating after getting a gold award in the small city (35,001- 100,000 residents) - coming second to the overall winner Bedford.

Wisbech was named as the overall winner of the awards after bearing off stiff competition to win best kept large town(12001-35,000 residents).

Filby did not retain its floral crown for best village (301-1000 residents) losing it to the Essex community of Bulphan. However the villagers' efforts over the past year were rewarded with a gold award.

Adrian Thompson, from Filby in Bloom, said: “We are happy to get a gold.”

Great Yarmouth mayor Tony Smith and his wife Sara were all smiles as their Sara's Tearoom on the resort's seafront won best commercial/industrial area award.

Yarmouth, King's Lynn, Bury St Edmunds, March, Lowestoft, Sheringham, Swainsthorpe, Old Hunstanton, Manea, Oulton Broad, Brampton, Hethersett, South Wootton, Downham Market, North Walsham won either silver gilts, silver or bronze awards in their section.

Bob Ollier, chairman of Anglia in Bloom, said: “I congratulate all the communities and neighbourhoods in the East of England, for the enthusiasm, commitment and effort made to improve, develop and sustain local environments across our region.

“It is a great credit to them all - remember by taking part they are all winners.”

Full Results:

Village (301-1000 residents)

Gold Award Filby

Large Village (1001-2500 residents)

Winner and Gold Award Winterton on Sea

Small Town (2501-6000 residents)

Silver Gilt Award Oulton Broad

Coastal Resort (up to 35,000 residents)

Silver Gilt Award Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft

Environmental Quality Award

Nomination: Filby, Winterton on Sea

Best Industrial/Commercial Area

Winner: Sara's Tearooms, Great Yarmouth

Best Garden for Special Needs

Nomination: Filby F.E.POW Memorial Bed

Best Young persons Project (under 12 years)

Nomination: School Allotment, Winterton-on-Sea

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